Trudeau Is Going To Bury Us In Debt

petros

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well, of coarse, Liberals, etc.... But I was picturing Trump seizing plane loads of PPE six months ago, or buying other peoples supplies out from under them off of the tarmac in other countries, etc....And that’s what I was hoping deposits on what’s currently Magic beans which might maybe eventually become effective vaccines. Still SARS was in 2003 and there’s no vaccine for that, so I still have my doubts about generating a vaccine in six or eight months but no long-term testing and lots of promises and predictions but it is what it is.
Its not coming thru normal human health channels. Veterinary medicine has been dealing with Coronaviradae for over a century and there is plenty to base a human vaccine on. It's safe to say they arent starting from scratch.

SARS is a blanket term. SARS Cov 2 is the real name of this virus. So yeah, a cure for SARS is part in parcel.
 
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He strategically and fire hose instead of everything everywhere getting soaked? Sort of the philosophy of work smarter not harder but with our tax dollars?

He strategically spent it to secure the NDP vote

NDP will back Liberal throne speech, preventing fall election

The NDP intends to back the government's throne speech and new coronavirus benefits bill, preventing a fall election.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh confirmed his party would vote in favour, as long as the Liberals honour the agreement reached to secure their support.

"I still maintain my concerns that the Liberal government likes to say a lot of empty words and don’t back it up with actions, but if this agreement is reflected in the bill that’s proposed, if the same language is there, we will support the bill and we will also support the throne speech," he told reporters in Ottawa on Friday.

An NDP source previously told Global News that the party struck the deal after Liberals agreed to work with the NDP and expand the number of people who are able to access paid sick days under the next phase of the government's emergency benefits programs.......More

Leslyn Lewis: Liberals try to pull bait-and-switch to take our minds off ineptness of the government

Five weeks ago, Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament in a blatant attempt to circumvent scrutiny and accountability.

The WE scandal was dominating the headlines, and his hand-picked finance minister had just resigned, with parliamentary committees hot on the trail of one of the biggest scandals in Canadian history. Despite the scrutiny, Trudeau made no declaration of transparency or of reinstating the confidence of the people.

Shockingly, with five weeks to prepare, both the speech from the throne and his entirely unnecessary national address showed no interest in changing course.

Instead of taking bold steps to address the pandemic and rebuild our economy by providing solutions to the economic and social problems our country faces, we were given a laundry list of resurrected virtue-signalling platitudes. Instead of a path back to economic stability, we were given a plan that promised free money to everyone who would lay down their liberties in exchange for the paternalistic protection of Trudeau.

The speech was devoid of specifics and barely went beyond recapping the 2016 budget; it certainly did not substantiate the shutting down of Parliament. The Governor General’s office was used to circumvent governmental accountability, cancelling the committees working to provide taxpayers with answers about the allocation of millions of tax dollars and conflicts involving Trudeau’s friends and family members.

Parliament was prorogued to deny Canadians the right to know what happened in the WE scandal. During the period that the House of Commons was shut down, WE executives said they would be closing their Canadian operations and selling their Canadian assets. Canadians are still waiting for full answers as to what happened......More
 

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I wonder where all your debt-related postings were during the Harper years.
Oh that's right. Debt didn't matter then.
I had forgotten
That's because Harper managed to dig us out of a Liberal induced debt and left a surplus. Which turdOWE promptly squandered.
 

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Liberals reserve another 20 million doses of vaccine. This is their 6th deal now ensuring Canada has access to all 6 of the most promising candidates.
Also announce $440 million for an international agency to protect the access rights of poor countries.
The fire hose just keeps gushing
Yep. Gushing borrowed money.
 

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CERB expires today.

over 8 million Canadians have gotten help through it, and about 4 million are still on it and are looking toward its replacement programs.

The Canadian government stepped up and did what had to be done.
 

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CERB expires today.
over 8 million Canadians have gotten help through it, and about 4 million are still on it and are looking toward its replacement programs.
The Canadian government stepped up and did what had to be done.
I see lots of help wanted signs when ever I go into town. Guess some of those no longer collecting CERB will apply for these jobs.
 

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$10 billion announced for infrastructure. What better investment? The conservatives are constantly bleating about infrastructure and how great it is.

They should be blowing up party balloons in Mr O'tool's covid ward.
 

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zero-emission buses are high on the list!

no doubt this is being thrown in there to make the conservatives happy
 

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$10 billion announced for infrastructure. What better investment? The conservatives are constantly bleating about infrastructure and how great it is.
They should be blowing up party balloons in Mr O'tool's covid ward.

Did they name the projects? is it Social infrastructure like last time?
 

petros

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Did they name the projects? is it Social infrastructure like last time?
We wont see any of that in SK. Itll go for northern ports, Transit for TO, Mtl, Ottawa and Quebec City, sunshine pipelines, penny whistles and organic moonpies.

Churchill alone could use at least $4B
 

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Did they name the projects? is it Social infrastructure like last time?


No... it's likely that "other" type of Liberal infrastructure spending.


Budget watchdog says Liberals can't account for 2.5 Billion in infrastructure funds

The parliamentary budget watchdog says it can’t find billions in new infrastructure spending that is supposed to be in key federal spending projections released earlier this month.

The main spending estimates for the next 12 months were supposed to include $8 billion in new infrastructure spending, but a report Thursday morning from parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Frechette says the documents only show $5.5 billion in infrastructure allocations.
 

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Is there ever any other plan than to throw money at pipe dreams? Should try following up on how the money is spent and learn a lesson or two.
 

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That's because Harper managed to dig us out of a Liberal induced debt and left a surplus. Which turdOWE promptly squandered.

I knew we were in trouble when he spent 2 million on Wall paper to cover up timeless wood paneling in the pm mansion
 

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Liberal supercluster groups fend off 'unfair' criticism as combined spending plans near $1B

OTTAWA — The heads of Canada’s five “supercluster” groups are pushing back against a recent report that highlighted spending delays in their program, claiming the study doesn’t properly account for a host of recent contracts that dramatically improves their progress.

Earlier this week, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report showing that spending levels under the government’s $950-million Innovative Superclusters Initiative (ISI) had lagged behind projections, feeding criticism that the Liberal government had again failed to meet its lofty promises to taxpayers.

Industry Minister Navdeep Bains announced the ISI program in 2017 in an effort to establish five so-called “superclusters” — industry lingo that describes a compact group of researchers, investors, government, and private firms that collaborate in order to fund and commercialize innovative technologies.

The heads of the superclusters acknowledge that the report was accurate on several major metrics, but didn’t include hundreds of millions in spending commitments secured in recent months. A sizeable chunk of those contracts were designated for COVID-19 emergency spending projects, which were funded entirely by public dollars.

According to an analysis by National Post, which interviewed the CEOs of all five supercluster groups, combined public and private spending commitments on projects under the program now totals $998 million, well higher than the $277 million cited in the PBO report.

Of the $998 million, federal coffers contributed $439 million, or nearly half of their five-year, $918-million budget for the program. Private companies contributed $524 million, while the remaining $35 million came from research institutions and lower orders of government.

Representatives of the superclusters say the discrepancy is largely due to the PBO using data as of March 6, before many of the groups had published their 2019 annual reports. Government officials, for their part, had few answers as to why the federal Industry department declined to provide updated information to the PBO, which did not publish the superclusters report until months later, on Oct. 6.

Those plans include the Canada Infrastructure Bank, which has so far failed to attract the levels of private funding initially claimed by Liberal ministers, all the way down to programs like a small, $600-million clean energy fund that has seen little activity. A 2019 report by The Logic, an online news outlet, found that the fund was struggling to find private firms in which to invest.

Tech experts say the same trend has taken place in the federal innovation file. Ottawa has yet to follow through on a long list of recommendations put forward in a series of reports in early 2018, written by industry leaders including Shopify founder Tobias Lütke, that sought major changes in areas like intellectual property.

Ottawa earlier this year also tapped into some superclusters as a way to fund COVID-19 emergency expenditures which, unlike typical projects, were 100 per cent paid for by taxpayers, and artificially raised overall spending projections.